Why is the suicide rate so high? Could it be social media’s fault? Do we live in pressure pact times? Is it because people feel that they can’t get out from under? Are meds to blame,or we over medicated?
Since 2006, wiyh the opioid crisis and a new generation of people, added with the social media sites, more younger people are committing suicide. For all the questions asked above,they all come into play as a problem for young people now a day.
From constantly on cell phones to unlimited games,kids today spend less time outdoors, interacting with other people in person. Younger people are more inclined to be alone today than ever before. All of this, coupled with prescription drugs are major factors for this jump in suicides.
It is a known fact that people need to be outdoors to have a good balance of mental health. Younger people spend less time getting exercise than ever before.
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Axios20 hours ago| updated 17 hours ago
New data shows depth of U.S. mental health crisis
U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, per Bloomberg’s Cynthia Koons.
By the numbers: From 2000 to 2006, the suicide rate in the U.S. increased by an average of about 1% a year. From 2006 through 2016, it increased by 2% a year. There were 1.4 million suicide attempts in 2017 and 47,000 deaths.
Why it matters: Despite an improvement of material well-being, emotional distress in the U.S. has reached “crisis levels,” according to the CDC.
Koons reports that the national mental health epidemic stems from various causes, including “genetic, social, and environmental factors.”
It’s reached the scale of “the global financial crisis” — and yet there is no groundwork in policy, manpower or in institutions to address it.
Go deeper: Generation Z’s suicide epidemic
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone in distress, in addition to prevention and crisis resources. Also available for online chat.
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Rebecca Falconer5 hours ago| updated 55 mins ago
Hong Kong police clash with protesters as city marks China handover
Protesters and police face-off at Harcourt Road outside the government headquarters.
Hong Kong protesters and police face-off outside government headquarters. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images
Police clashed Monday with protesters who tried to storm Hong Kong’s Legislative Council with a metal trolley and poles on the 22nd anniversary of the handover of the former British colony to China, Reuters reports.
Details: Thousands of protesters flooded the streets, as police used pepper spray and batons on protesters, per Reuters.
Protesters attempt to storm Hong Kong’s legislature. More here: https://t.co/wPTXQnIAaY pic.twitter.com/QaCI1PHYJg
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 1, 2019
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Scoop: Sarah Sanders’ next moves
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Sarah Sanders on one of her last days in the White House. Photo: Mandel Nagan/AFP/Getty Images
Sarah Sanders is likely to hit the speaking circuit and write a book after leaving the White House on Friday, and she’ll move to Arkansas in August as the prelude to a possible 2022 run for governor, sources tell Axios.
Details: We hear the book will be billed as an account of her life in politics and experience inside the Trump administration, which she sees as very positive. Sanders plans to relax with her family in July, and she will help with Trump’s re-election campaign.
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Alayna Treene11 hours ago| updated
Scoop: Leaked border apprehension numbers show drop
Data: U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios
The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended roughly 87,000 unauthorized immigrants in the month of June, a decline compared to the steep figures reported over the last three months, according to leaked internal Department of Homeland Security data.
Why it matters: The drop enables acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan to tout that the June 7 deal the U.S. struck with Mexico to stem the flow of migration is working — the kind of cover he needs to fend off attacks from prominent Trump allies.
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Alayna Treene11 hours ago| updated 7 hours ago
Inside the Trump campaign’s plan to re-energize evangelicals
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President Trump’s re-election campaign is developing an aggressive, state-by-state plan to mobilize even more evangelical voters than supported him last time, campaign officials tell Axios.
Why it matters: Trump captured 81% of the evangelical vote in 2016, a huge accomplishment considering they make up roughly a quarter of the electorate and play a prominent role in swing states like Florida.
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Ursula Perano, Zachary Basu15 hours ago| updated
Report: U.S. is underestimating Putin’s “grand strategy” for Russian dominance
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Vladimir Putin with President Trump at the G20 summit. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images
A new report prepared for the Pentagon suggests that the U.S. is underestimating the scale of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “grand strategy” for dominance on the world stage, and that inaction in the face of Russia’s malign influence activities poses a serious threat to U.S. national security.
“Contrary to conventional analysis, after two decades under Vladimir Putin, Russia represents an ideological challenge to the West, not just a political and military rivalry. Although NATO continues to possess impressive overmatch against Moscow, that edge is dwindling, and Western vulnerabilities in certain military areas are alarming. Moreover, the unwillingness of Western experts and governments to confront the ideological — as well as political and military — aspects of our rivalry with Putinism means that the threat of significant armed conflict is rising.”
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Felix Salmon17 hours ago| updated
The financial inclusion balancing act
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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Libra, the wildly ambitious and probably doomed Facebook-backed cryptocurrency, is innovative in many different ways. But there’s one part of it that’s deeply familiar — the way in which it sells itself as a way of bringing millions of people into the global financial system.
The big question: Can the private sector, and technology companies in particular, bring critical financial services to those who have been excluded from the global financial system?
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Rashaan Ayesh, Rebecca FalconerJune 29, 2019| updated 12 hours ago
Trump steps into North Korea
President Trump on Sunday became the first sitting U.S. president to step inside North Korea, where he shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He told reporters afterward that stalled nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang would resume.
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Rebecca FalconerJune 29, 2019| updated 22 hours ago
Graham: Harris will be a force to be reckoned with
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrive for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Sens. Kamala Harris and Lindsey Graham. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told “Face the Nation” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will be “a force to be reckoned with” following her strong performance in the first Democratic debate this week, a clip released by CBS Saturday shows.
Details: In his interview with CBS’ Margaret Brennan, Graham defended former Vice President Joe Biden after Harris criticized him during the debate over his relationship with segregationists in the Senate, who had helped him pass an anti-busing amendment. “Anybody that knows Joe Biden, there’s not a racist bone in his body,” Graham said.
.@LindseyGrahamSC tells @margbrennan that @JoeBiden needs to “up his game” in the next debate: “And one thing I’ll say about @KamalaHarris, and I said this before, she’s got game. She is very talented, she’s very smart, and she’ll be a force to be reckoned with.” #campaign2020 pic.twitter.com/oU0nkxNk4v
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 29, 2019
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Rebecca FalconerJune 29, 2019| updated 14 hours ago
Far-right and anti-fascist protesters clash in Portland, Oregon
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An unidentified Rose City Antifa member flicks off to the police during a demonstration between the left and right, June 29, Portland, Oregon. Photo: Moriah Ratner/Getty Images
Police in Portland, Oregon, tweeted they had arrested 3 people as far-right and anti-fascist protesters clashed during competing demonstrations on the city’s streets Saturday, AP reports.
What they’re saying: Portland Police said in a statement there were “multiple assaults reported, as well as projectiles thrown at demonstrators and officers.”
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Orion Rummler, Rebecca FalconerJune 29, 2019| updated 15 hours ago
2020 Democrats defend Kamala Harris as false claims on her race resurface
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Kamala Harris joins the Spin Room after the second Democratic primary debate on June 27. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Several Democratic presidential candidates defended fellow 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris on Saturday against false online accusations about her race and U.S. citizenship — with many calling the attacks racist.
The big picture: A social media researcher, cited in the NYT and BuzzFeed, aggregated at least 12 tweets questioning Harris’ race during the first Democratic primary debate, saying “it has all the signs of being a coordinated/artificial operation.” Gary Wilmot, a self-described “birther” conspiracy theorist, made accusations about Harris’ race in 2017 — sentiments shared by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website.
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